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Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of freestocks.org)

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

By not sending employees home with pay, companies risk public health
Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and...

While some California child care providers are opening their centers to service the children of essential workers, American River College’s Child Development Center has been closed since March 13 when the Los Rios Community College District suspended all face to face interactions on campus. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Watt)

ARC Child Development Center is closed, but other options are available

Child care provided for children of essential workers, but it hasn't gone without some backlash
Alex Muegge, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

While some community child care centers have stayed open, American River College’s Child Development Center closed March 13, when all other campus operations were suspended, to prioritize alleviating...

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